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LatAm hotels need reinventing to compete with new online platforms like Airbnb

 09/13/2017 - 03:25
Spain's expert in tourism marketing and the innovation director at Riviera Maya Sostenible, David Vicent,  attended the 3rd Regional Congress of Hospitality and Tourism in Panama City, Panama, on Sept. 11, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Traditional Latin American hotels need to adapt to new digital trends and social media in order to compete  with new online platforms like Airbnb. But the lack of legislation to regulate the digital market in this area makes it more difficult, expert alerts.

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[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 

Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Eli Siegel

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Spain's expert in tourism marketing and the innovation director at Riviera Maya Sostenible, David Vicent,  attended the 3rd Regional Congress of Hospitality and Tourism in Panama City, Panama, on Sept. 11, 2017. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Bolivar
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Traditional Latin American hotels need to adapt to new digital trends and social media in order to compete  with new online platforms like Airbnb. But the lack of legislation to regulate the digital market in this area makes it more difficult, expert alerts.